Category: Literature

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Hans Christian Andersen – the Father of Fairy Tales

In Denmark, Hans Christian Andersen is considered the creator of Danish realistic prose. His works have been translated into more than 80 languages ​​and were inspiring to create many theater pieces, ballet performances, films,...

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Charles Bukowski – the Rebel Poet

Charles Bukovski was born as Heinrich Karl (Henry Charles) Bukowski in Andernach, Germany to American father and German mother. In 1922, the Bukovski family moved to America in Los Angeles, a city in which...

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Mark Twain – The Writer who Shaped our Childhood

An American writer, one of the greatest humorists in world literature, is the first and most typical American writer. Mark Twain or real name – Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was born on November 30, 1835,...

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Dante Alighieri – Father of Modern Italian Language

Dante Alighieri (May 1265 – September 14, 1321) was a Italian poet from Florence. His greatest work, Divine Comedy, is the culmination of the medieval view of the world and the foundation of modern...

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George Gordon Byron – The Ruler of the Thought of His Age

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824) came from an old, but impoverished aristocratic family – this was one of the reasons for his dissatisfaction and rebellion, for he could not bear the rich, corrupt...

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Mary Anne Evans – George Elliot

George Elliot was Mary Anne Evans pen name. Mary Anne was born in 1819 in England. Often, as an inspiration for her works, she used personal life events. She wrote under a male name...

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Samuel Beckett – Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett (Dublin, April 13, 1906 – Paris, December 22, 1989) was an Irish writer, dramatist and novelist. Samuel Beckett, next to Eugene Jonesko, is the most prominent representative of a modern drama, in...

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Agatha Christie – the Most Selling Author of All Times

Agatha Christie was an English writer, author of numerous detective novels and drama works, and one of the most famous literary characters – detective Hercule Poirot that appears in many of her works. Because...

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Jonathan Swift and “Gulliver’s Travels”

Jonathan Swift (Dublin, November 30, 1667 – Dublin, October 19, 1745) was an Irish writer, a satirist, a writer of pamphlets. He is best known for his book “Gulliver’s Travels”. All his works were...